Between work, grad school, and getting married among other things, I have not been keeping as up-to-date with 2014 releases as I would like. However, here is a sampling of some that I have found enjoyable so far:
Alexander Hawkins Ensemble | Step Wide, Step Deep | Babel Label | Listen
Matt Bauder & Day In Pictures | Nightshades | Clean Feed | Listen
Matt Wilson Quartet + John Medeski | Gathering Call | Palmetto Records | Listen
James Brandon Lewis | Divine Travels | OKeh | (Samples)
Miles Davis | Miles At The Fillmore - Miles Davis 1970: The Bootleg Series Vol. 3 | Legacy Recordings | Listen (Samples)
From here on I will try to post more detailed mini-reviews of new releases as I listen to them.
This is probably as good a place as any. Has anyone seen Jon Batiste and Stay Human before? I have tickets to see them on Thursday (and will prob check them out at Roo if they are opening a tent or something). Thoughts?